• Ricardo C. Sanchez, Chair

• Pedro Hernandez, Vice Chair

• Christina Ehrman, Treasurer

• Julia Marín, Secretary

• John Mora, Director

• Christina Silva, Director

• Frank Capetillo, Director

• Victor Christy, Director

• Alfredo Cardwood, Director

• Tom Dominguez, Director


El Soldado, a 501(c)3, is working in conjunction with the original Mexican American Veterans Memorial Beautification & Enhancement Committee to raise funds to bring to fruition, the Governor's vision of the El Soldado statue and memorial site; a vision,  that in 1975, prompted the Governor to create a commission to start the "El Soldado" beautification effort.


Over the years, time has left the El Soldado Memorial battered and weathered. Today, the significance of the beautification and restoration project is critical to restore pride and honor to our Hispanic/Latino heritage.


Upon restoration of the El Soldado Memorial, our mission will be to produce ongoing educational content, a platform for high schools and colleges on Latino military history--past, present and future--and to maintain the grounds of the Memorial site in order to keep in as beautiful and appealing condition as possible.


In solidarity, we are dedicated to celebrate and remember the sacrifice of all servicemen and women who have served in the United States Armed Forces.

El Soldado is a non-profit 501(c)3 created under the flagship of the California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) for the sole purpose of the enhancement, beautification and repairing of the El Soldado Memorial Monument. All contributions are tax deductible (ID# 47-3370459) and can be made payable to "El Soldado" and mailed to:


                                                                                                                                                  El Soldado

                                                                                                                                                  c/o CSLEA

                                                                                                                                                  2029 H Street

                                                                                                                                                  Sacramento, CA 95811